It’s HOT in the UK. So why not refresh yourself under a shower of interesting reading matter from around the Web? Here’s what caught our eye this week:
Interesting reading in light of Laurie’s post this week on e-textbooks:
Pearson — along with McGraw Hill — has already invested in Inkling a couple times, but now Inkling’s cloud-based publishing platform, Habitat, will serve as both Pearson and Elsevier’s primary digital content development platform, with all of their new digital content being constructed through it. Elsevier will also bring 650 existing medical textbooks to the platform. Right now, Inkling has around 550 titles available for iPhone, iPad and web.
More grim news in the publishing job market, with 75 potential redundancies.
The first in a promising series of interviews with ELT people working in e-learning:
First up is Jason Levine, Jase for short and @FluencyMC on twitter! He teaches via WizIQ as well as making videos and materials for use by learners online. A big advocate of the lexical approach and coiner of the term ‘collo’, Jase makes videos and activities that focus on learning chunks of language in relaxing and enjoyable ways.
Writing’s hard! Here are a few ways to make yourself better at it, courtesy of Edudemic.
OK, we admit that we haven’t read this yet. But it’s going on the Kindle for my upcoming holiday. ELT Publishing Director Janet Aitchison ‘draws on her experience of working at a senior level for several ELT publishers, and with many ELT writers, to give a comprehensive account of how ELT publishing works’. From the excellent ELT Teacher 2 Writer stable.
Enjoy the weekend, and don’t forget your sunblock.
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